Colin Lisle BISHOP


BISHOP, Colin Lisle

Service Number: 418499
Enlisted: 22 May 1942, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Albury, New South Wales, 5 September 1923
Home Town: Albury, Albury Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Corowa High School and Albury Grammar School
Occupation: Junior clerk
Died: Accidental (training air crash), Patricia Bay, British Columbia, Canada, 27 May 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lost Airmen of the Empire, Patricia Bay, Canada
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World War 2 Service

22 May 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 418499, Melbourne, Victoria
27 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 418499, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Hampden AN142 crashed at Patricia Bay while making an emergency landing - (Information sourced by Doug Rollins)

"...the Hampden Bomber had a known design flaw - the twin rudders were too small and if the pilot tried to bank at slow speed it would “yaw”, slide sideways and often not recover." - Peter Brand

Other Crew members who perished in that accident;

422565 Sgt. Reginald John HUGHES (/explore/people/633145) - RAAF of Young, New South Wales

420864 P/O Charles John DAVIS (/explore/people/625415) - RAAF of Bondi, New South Wales

1577871 Sgt. Alan Robert MARLOW - RAF of Kettering, Northamptonshire


Colin Lisle Bishop was the son of 3508 Pte. Harry Lisle Bishop (/explore/people/279078) (who served in the 60th Infantry Battalion in WW1 and on home service throughout WW2) and Mabel Isabel of Albury, New South Wales